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Renaissance of Environmental Criminal Investigation in Louisiana: A Model for the Nation
The Prosecutor (2010)
  • Beau James Brock
  • Michael Daniels
Abstract
In Louisiana, perpetrators of knowing criminal violations of the Louisiana Environmental Quality Act, Title 30 subject themselves to felony conduct. Now, that is not just idle words on a page. This law enforcement arm built to preserve the quality of life for every citizen of Louisiana is no longer a paper tiger, but a fightin’ tiger, capable of and willing to investigate in any situation. In the spring of 2008, sustainable programmatic changes in CID were immediately put into place. Some of these included the following: 1) comprehensive overhaul of the then current policies and procedures; 2) the replacement of the CID Manager; 3) the creation of a criminal investigator job series; 4) establishment of legal counsel position inside CID; 5) open a dialogue with EPA-CID; 6) develop an effective outreach program; 7) Develop a formal case tracking system; and 8) develop specific investigative discretionary factors in order to establish objective case selection criteria for CID.
Publication Date
Spring April, 2010
Citation Information
Beau James Brock and Michael Daniels. "Renaissance of Environmental Criminal Investigation in Louisiana: A Model for the Nation" The Prosecutor Vol. 44 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/beau_brock/28/